Tagged: Hawaii

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Virgin America Inaugural Flight SFO-HNL VX51

Virgin America launched service to Hawaii this past Monday, November 2nd! They now serve SFO-HNL (Honolulu) and next month they will also fly SFO-OGG (Maui). It wouldn’t be a launch flight without a party. Virgin America knows how to throw a party and with Sir Richard Branson joining it sure would...

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Virgin America ETOPS A320 with Satellite WiFi

In preparation for flights to Hawaii, Virgin America is doing some test flights with their new ETOPS (Extended-range Twin-engine Operational Performance Standards) Certified planes. According to the flight attendant, there are 2 planes in rotation on random routes since a few few weeks ago. I was onboard VX950 from SFO to...

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Upcoming Inaugural Flight Virgin America SFO-HNL

Yesterday, I received a call from a Guest Services representative of Virgin America regarding my upcoming reservation. The inaugural flight VX51 on November 2nd, 2015 from SFO (San Francisco, CA) to HNL (Honolulu, HI) is going to be a party! She congratulated me on being able to attend. There will...

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Hawaiian Airlines Extra Comfort Economy: AKL-HNL HA446

After a quick trip to Sydney, I was on my way to Hawaii with a layover in Auckland, New Zealand. Earlier this year I applied for a status match from my Virgin America Silver status to Hawaiian Airlines. It took a few emails but a few weeks later I received...

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Virgin America to Hawaii & Wi-Fi Calling on Sprint iPhones!

This week there has been 2 new game changing services announced from both Virgin America and Sprint that caught my attention! Virgin America announced service from SFO to HNL (Honolulu, Hawaii) starting November 2nd and from SFO to OGG (Maui, Hawaii) starting December 3rd. They will offer one flight per day. This...

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Credit Card Review: Chase Sapphire Preferred

With the annual fee hitting my Chase Sapphire Preferred card for the 1st time since signing up, I decided to determine if this card is worthy to keep in the arsenal of credit cards I carry. Pros: -No foreign transaction fees (typically ~3% with most cards) -Chip + Signature capabilities for international...